When you register at the National Register (Folkeregistret) you are asked to choose a general practitioner. You can ask a fellow student if they can recommend one; otherwise you just choose one from the list of practitioners.
A week or two after your registration, you receive a yellow health insurance card in the mail. The card will have your Danish personal registration number (cpr. no.) which also serves as your health insurance number. Remember always to bring the card when you see your doctor or your dentist. The name, address and phone number of your doctor will be printed on the card.
NB: Please notice that the Danish public health insurance only partly covers dental expenses. Nor does it cover liability and loss of personal belongings or costs of patient transport back to the student’s home country.
When you leave Denmark the yellow card must be returned to the National Register (Folkeregistret).